Rothstein Asks to Be Disbarred

Embattled lawyer Scott Rothstein won't be a lawyer for much longer

By Brian Hamacher
|  Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009  |  Updated 11:45 AM EDT
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Rothstein Asks to Be Disbarred

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Attorney Scott Rothstein

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Embattled Fort Lauderdale lawyer Scott Rothstein may not be a lawyer for much longer.

The high-flying attorney has submitted a request to to the Florida Bar committe to be disbarred. The committe approved the request, but a final decision must be made by the state Supreme Court.

Rothstein, 47, is suspected of bilking investors out of over $1 billion through a Ponzi scheme at his Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm, according to the FBI.

Rothstein has yet to be charged with a crime.

If the disbarrment is approved, Rothstein would have to quit his post on a panel that nominates appeal court judges. The position was given to him by good buddy Governor Charlie Crist in 2008.

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